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Three New York Times Op-Docs Vie for Best Documentary Short Oscar

Source:  IndieWire The Best Picture shortlist for the upcoming Academy Awards recently set a record for its depth: 341 titles, revealing little about the expected contenders for film’s most-coveted prize. But just ten films are on the shortlist for Best Documentary...

HBO Documentary Films President Sheila Nevins to Step Down

Source:  Variety Sheila Nevins, the president of HBO Documentary Films, is leaving the cable network after 38 years. Nevins, 78, has presided over the non-fiction arm of HBO to tremendous acclaim, producing over 1,000 documentaries and amassing a collection of awards...

15 documentary features make Oscars shortlist

Source:  Variety The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the 15 films in the Documentary Feature category that will advance in the voting process for the 90th Academy Awards. The 15 titles were chosen by voters from the Academy’s documentary...

Ten documentary shorts make Oscars shortlist

Source:  Variety The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected ten films as contenders for the documentary short subject category for the 90th Academy Awards. The ten titles were chosen by voters from the Academy’s documentary branch, who viewed this...

A record 170 documentary features submitted for Oscar consideration

Source:  Variety The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Friday that a record 170 films have been submitted for Documentary Feature Oscar consideration. Several of the films have not yet had their required Los Angeles and New York qualifying...

“Kedi” leads Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards nominations

Source:  Variety The Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association jointly announced the nominees for the second annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards on Monday. Leading the nominations with four was “Kedi,” a Turkish...

YouTube Grows Up: Inside the Plan to Take on Netflix and Hulu

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter Days before Morgan Spurlock debuted his highly anticipated "Super Size Me" sequel at the Toronto International Film Festival, the documentary already was drawing buyer interest. Netflix made a play for Spurlock's poultry industry...

Starz preps its fall documentary lineup

Source:  Realscreen Pay-TV network Starz is entering the world of documentaries with a series of new acquisitions. The docs will premiere this fall on Monday nights, beginning with "The Age of Consequences" on Sept. 18. The PF Pictures doc investigates the impacts of...

“13th” is a big winner on first night of Creative Arts Emmys

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter Ava DuVerney asserted that there are different ways to address the criminal justice system, and urged those with those views  to "stand up and be heard." She made these remarks last night at the Creative Arts Emmys, where her Neflix...

PBS and Independent Lens launch documentary-driven YouTube channel

Source:  The Wrap PBS isn’t just for your grandparents anymore. The public broadcasting mainstay is continuing to solidify its presence as a digital media player, launching a YouTube channel in collaboration with Independent Lens, the Emmy award-winning indie...

“Humans of New York” documentary series coming to Facebook

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter Facebook is putting a human touch on its new video efforts. The social network has ordered a 12-episode docuseries from Brandon Stanton, the man behind the popular photo blog, Humans of New York. The half-hour series will also be...

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